• Internews & Souktel Launch Digital Platform to Boost Community-Led Palestinian Media

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    (Internews' partnership with Souktel on a digital platform project is described in this article from Souktel.)

    From New York to New Delhi, local media outlets wield tremendous power. They have the potential to bring communities together, by reporting on key issues that unite citizens across political and social spectrums. But they can also polarize and divide audiences, undermining local cohesion. 

  • Listening to the Citizens of Gaza: Weekly Updates on the Humanitarian Information Response

    Gaza weekly report - issue 15
    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Through radio broadcasts and SMS/mobile communication, Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) in Gaza provides a mechanism for Gazans to communicate with aid agencies and get the information they need to improve their daily lives.

    Internews produces weekly reports about the type of information being broadcast, the main concerns that Gazans are expressing via feedback and results of surveys that have been conducted.

  • Gaza Public Embraces a New Kind of News

    Two journalists in the Jossor studio
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    On August 18th, a new radio program, Jossor ma'Gaza (Bridges with Gaza) was launched, dedicated to providing the people of Gaza verified usable information on accessing assistance, aid, and communicating their needs and concerns to the responding organizations and institutions. In an attempt to address the difficulties in communications, the program designed a multi-media approach to reach the affected population in Gaza.

  • In Gaza, Information Service Makes Connections to Aid and Services Easier: Jossor Ma’Gaza

    Female reporter interviews 2 men outside
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    A humanitarian information service established in Gaza by Internews has been prompting action on issues of concern expressed by Gaza residents.

    In response to a call by Ahmad Najjar from the town of Khuzaa to the Jossor Ma’Gaza Jossor Ma’Gaza (Bridges with Gaza) radio program, hospitals agreed to provide home to home service. “My wife is gravely injured, I have three more injured at home and the Ministry only pays attention to severe cases,” he said. “We are grateful and thankful to your radio program, as you are the only platform through which we can raise our voices.”

  • No News is Bad News

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    More than a month after the agreement of a cease-fire in Gaza, time seems to stand still for many Gazans, with no clear signal of when houses will be rebuilt and other essential aspects of recovery from the recent conflict proceed. With a donor conference to discuss reconstruction and recovery scheduled for October 12th ordinary citizens still, get by day-to-day, either living in shelters, with friends and relatives, or even in the ruins of their damaged or destroyed homes. Clearly, no news is bad news for the over 100,000 people remaining displaced in the aftermath of the conflict.

  • Back to School in War-Torn Gaza

    Young girls sit at their desks in a classroom
    Monday, September 15, 2014

    In Gaza, families are eager to begin the new school year as at least one marker of a return to normalcy. However, many families are uncertain about how to get their children to school and how to keep them safe. Many schools are still being used as shelters for those displaced by the conflict this summer.

  • For Gaza, Tech and Communication Tools Work Hand-in-Hand

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Gaza stands today at around 500,000, almost a third of the population. With the new ceasefire in place as of late August, citizens and humanitarian organizations are starting to think about how to move towards a sustainable and rapid recovery for the population of Gaza.